Weekly Highlights March 27 - April 3

Mar 27, 2023

Weekly Highlights March 27 - April 3

  • Scholarly Publishing 
    An European repository of interest
  • Open Access and OER
    The Internet Archive lawsuit ruling is the big news this week; APCs vs page charges; Retraction Watch
  • Digital Humanties
    A definition of DH; Digital Storytelling
  • ChatGPT and AI
    Best practices
  • Conferences and Events

Scholarly Publishing

  1. Searching and Evaluating Publications and Preprints Using Europe PMC
    Europe PMC is a trusted repository of choice for many life science funders, offering a suite of innovative search tools that allow users to search and evaluate the literature, including finding highly cited articles, preprints with community peer reviews, or papers referencing a proteomics dataset in the figure legend

    Open Access and OER

  2. Internet Archive Loses Lawsuit Over Ebook Copyright Infringement. Here’s What to Know...

  3. Publishers Prevail in Summary Judgement Against Internet Archive for Copyright Infringement

  4. The Internet Archive Is a Library
    “The argument that the Internet Archive isn’t a library is wrong. If this argument is accepted, the results would jeopardize the future development of digital libraries nationwide.”

  5. New Recommendations for Encouraging Open-Access Publishing
    Last summer, the White House mandated that any research based on federally funded studies must be made freely available to the public without an embargo. The new policy presents hurdles for colleges, publishers and funding agencies, but some expect that it will benefit society.

  6. What is the difference between APCs and page charges? A guide to potential costs associated with publishing your manuscript
    APCs, page charges, color charges, permission fees, submission fees

  7. Retraction Watch: Prof stole former student’s identity to edit two journal special issues

  8. Podcast Research Culture Uncovered: (S3 E4) The open knowledge revolution: contributing to the global commons with Wikimedian Dr Martin Poulter (43 min)

  9. Science By All, For All: AIP Publishing Expands APC Waiver and Discount Policy
    AIP Publishing is pleased to share that it has expanded its article processing Charge (APC) Waiver and Discount Policy, making Gold Open Access (OA) publishing more accessible to and equitable to researchers from lower- and lower-middle-income countries.

  10. Fast-growing open-access journals stripped of coveted impact factors: Web of Science delists some 50 journals, including one of the world’s largest
    Journals losing their Web of Science impact factors—the average number of citations per article over 2 years—is bad news for their authors because the metric is widely used in hiring, tenure, and promotion decisions as a proxy for quality, despite criticism that impact factors are methodologically flawed. The affected journals will also likely have difficulty attracting future authors.
    “Megajournals may perpetuate and accentuate an already dysfunctional system of scientific evaluation and publication,”

  11. MDPI, Frontiers & Hindawi are blacklisted by a [Chinese] university
    "In China, journals are usually blacklisted, but it is the first time a Chinese university has attempted to blacklist entire publishers. "

    Digital Humanities

  12. What is DH

    Digital Humanities is more than two, but less than nine game theorists in a burlap sack. #dh #digitalhumanities

    — What is DH (@What_is_DH) March 28, 2023


  13. Geospatial storytelling platform

    YOLO (You Only Look Once), an object detection model able to detect four different classes of visual elements within historical sources

  15. Digital Humanities Awards

  16. Data-Driven Storytelling: Digital humanities and popular culture | Dante's Inferno by Josef Münzberger

    ChatGPT and AI

  17. ChatGPT in higher education: Considerations for academic integrity and student learning

    A survey of articles on ChatGPT in education concludes that "the student voice was missing from almost all the articles" and recommends surveys and focus groups on how "students are engaging with ChatGPT and similar generative AI tools." https://t.co/eWQJOnGNkq

    — Anna Mills, [email protected], she/her (@EnglishOER) March 26, 2023


  18. The professor trying to protect our private thoughts from technology. 
    Prof Nita Farahany argues in her new book, The Battle for Your Brain, that intrusions into the mind are so close that lawmakers should enact protections (my note: argument to Zuboff, Age of Surveillance Capitalism) 

  19. Best Practices for Using AI When Writing Scientific Manuscripts: Caution, Care, and Consideration: Creative Science Depends on It

  20. Integrating AI into Kotahi: How to Quantify Its Contribution?
    a team of technologists from across the globe came together in New Zealand to brainstorm how to integrate AI into the peer review process using Kotahi responsibly.

  21. Turnitin is notifying schools that they can opt out of the AI Writing Detection tool

    We won! Turnitin is notifying schools that they can opt out of the AI Writing Detection tool. Congratulations to everyone that worked on this, and helped spread the word!

    — Ian Linkletter (@Linkletter) March 29, 2023


    Conferences and events

  22. Virtual Listening Session on the NIH Public Access Plan
    NIH will host a virtual, public listening session to hear community feedback on the NIH Plan to Enhance Public Access to the Results of NIH-Supported Research (NIH Public Access Plan). | 12/04/2023: 1 pm to 3 pm ET

  23. Revealing History with Interdisciplinary Technology Studies Michael B. Toth. Hybrid: Virtual (Zoom) and University of LeedsWed, 29 Mar 2023 15:30 - 17:00 BST